If it's not raining, birds are constantly visiting the birdbath, sometimes just to sip some water,
but usually they can't resist at least standing in the water.
After a feast of ivy berries, this American robin decided to drink some water, then stand in the bath for a few minutes before it flew away.
But before the robin got into the bath, a Golden-Crowned sparrow spent a long time splashing in the bath, often diving in to get completely soaked.
Here it is, just after creating some big splashes.
Then along came another Golden-Crowned sparrow for its turn in the bath.
It patiently waiting until the first sparrow was done.
Meanwhile, a hermit thrush waited for its turn in the bath, a few feet away.